The opening of the Application Period for 2015-16 Sabbaticals has opened, it was announced by the Professional Development Committee. The deadline is Tuesday, April 7. Merritt has been allocated one semester-long sabbatical for the year. Any full-time (contract) faculty member who has completed at least six consecutive years of regular faculty service preceding the granting of the leave is eligible. If you are interested in applying for a Professional Development Leave (Sabbatical), you are encored to attend the committee’s orientation on Tuesday, March 10, from 2 to 3 p m. in the Learning Center Conference Room L137. In the meantime, review the attached Merritt College Sabbatical Handbook, 2015-16.